Research course

Chemical Engineering

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. However, combinations of the following can be taken into consideration:

  • undergraduate qualifications
  • masters qualifications
  • relevant work experience

Please contact us if you wish to discuss your individual circumstances.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

The MPhil and PhD programmes in Chemical Engineering attract students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds such as statistics, maths, electrical engineering, chemistry and physics.

Our research

Research in the School of Engineering is cross-disciplinary. Our strategy is to ensure that our research groups grow. This will provide a balanced portfolio of activities for the future. This will happen in part through MPhil and PhD supervision.

Process intensification is the philosophy that processes can often be made smaller, more efficient and safer using new process technologies and techniques. This results in order of magnitude reductions in the size of process equipment. This leads to substantial capital cost savings and often a reduction in running costs.

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Information for international students

English Language Requirements

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

PhD combined - full time: minimum 48 months with 12 months of full time study at the University in periods of a three month duration.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Administrator
+44 (0)191 208 7340